Loch Ness marathon 2014

A forum for those doing or thinking about running the Loch Ness marathon 2014

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23/03/2014 at 17:09

Thought I'd kick a Loch Ness Marathon 2014 blog up. I signed up today having run it last year. So who's in?

25/03/2014 at 14:53

*pointedly looks the other way*


25/03/2014 at 15:19

All signed up here too  I did 4:55:02 last year and provided I go sub 4:30 at Lochaber in a couple of weeks my training may well be for a sub 4.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/03/2014 at 15:53

I'm in.  Quite a few people here doing it too

25/03/2014 at 18:24

Hurray! I thought for a while I'd be running it on my own for a while there!

Nessie: Does that mean your going to make a showing this year?

Andi good to see you back for more. Hope Lochaber goes well. Taking big chunks of time there.

Nurse Rached: Let's see how many people we can get on board!

I just got back from a 5 mile tempo in heavy rain. My nipples are a little sore. Will I ever learn. Note to self..........tape them up....always.........OUCH!

25/03/2014 at 18:48

Hi again Alastair, I'm pretty confident about Lochaber and 4:30 but LN and 4 hours maybe a touch optimistic

Are you doing Paris the  same day?

25/03/2014 at 20:04

I saw that!!! Sub 4 ..... meeps 

25/03/2014 at 20:12

Just said it  to scare you Booktrunk  One second faster than you will suffice!

25/03/2014 at 21:53

I'm in. It'll be my first.

26/03/2014 at 07:11

I'm doing the Milton Keynes marathon in May and ashmei Thames marathon in June.

I hope the weather for LNM is as good as last year. I think the start area could be quite bleak if it's bad.  I managed 3:51 last year but got my pacing all wrong so it would be nice to get into the 3:40s. (3:49:59 that means)

26/03/2014 at 14:28

I've ran it last year (my first marathon) and sort of broke it down into 4 sections, about 8 miles downhill with a couple of hills, 10(ish) miles that were flat/undulating, 'the 2 mile hill' out of Dores then the final 10k home.

I'll be creating my training plan in the next few weeks and will be HADDing again  For me the hill out of Dores was the worst bit so have programmed the final 9 miles into my treadmill to practise it.

26/03/2014 at 22:25

I haven't signed up yet but I'm going to do it again, like Andi I've got to get Lochaber done and dusted first hoping to go sub 3:50 the current PB is 4:02.  For me the hill at Dores was tough 2 miles of climb but not overly steep the smaller one a couple of miles down the road at Scaniport was not as enjoyable.

Great event though

27/03/2014 at 13:20

I'm still toying with the idea of running LN again. I've done it the last 2 years and will probably sign up again. It's a great event and a lovely part of the world. I definitely need to do more hill training this year though. Last year the Dores hill kicked my arse!

27/03/2014 at 14:17

hummmm I'm sure Andi said 'twas downhill!  

27/03/2014 at 17:16
booktrunk wrote (see)

hummmm I'm sure Andi said 'twas downhill!  

I think I said it was a negative incline so more downhill than uphill  Mind you, living where you do we probably have different ideas of what undulating means hehe 

27/03/2014 at 20:16

I'm in for this one... depending on how things go in edinburgh in may. If I survive, I'll be signing up. Not so keen on the hilly part of this though, it scares me!

29/03/2014 at 23:29
Pineapple toastie wrote (see)

I'm in for this one... depending on how things go in edinburgh in may. If I survive, I'll be signing up. Not so keen on the hilly part of this though, it scares me!

As long as you do the training I wouldn't worry too much.  The course wasn't as hilly as I was expecting it to be and Dores hill although tough being mile 19 or so wasn't too bad in my book.

30/03/2014 at 18:41

Managed 22 this morning and found a great stretch of "The Ridgeway"'. Road kill count was 2 badgers, 1 rabbit and a mouse. Two big weeks before the big weeks end. I'm now starting to feel fatigued now. Gotta hang on in there.

Hope everyone is on course. Does any know how many subways are on the course?

30/03/2014 at 20:00

Alastair, do you mean the Sandwich Shop or the under the road subway? either way the answer is none

I have a week before Lochaber then a month of recovery before I start my 21 week plan (The Lochaber result will probably help me decide on my LN goal time).

No roadkill sightings for me but did see an Otter just before I set out, a few Raptors and plenty of Deer 

30/03/2014 at 20:43

does anyone have any advice on where to stay?  I'll be running and my wife and daughter will be enjoying inverness...would the festival thingy be interesting for them?

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